Elizabeth Edenfield

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How Mindfulness Meditation Can Save America

There’s a reason some people laugh when I say that mindfulness meditation can save the United States—that it can dampen the political polarization …

Mindfulness

5 Mexican Crockpot Recipes That Are Half the Work With Twice the Flavor

When preparing meals for the week ahead, it can be easy to get into a recipe rut. We all have our fallbacks, and when energy is low and time is …

New system in the human brain discovered

Exploring the Human Brain<p>The human brain is a complicated organ that’s difficult to understand, so it’s only natural that we always have more to …

These 10 beautiful hikes will transport you to another world

Don't forget your camera at home. Norway's best hikes lead to views akin to any description of paradise: cliffs rising from the ocean, waterfalls …

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Universe

All blue-eyed people have a single ancestor in common

New research shows that all blue-eyed people share a common ancestor. This person lived more than 6,000 years ago and carried a genetic mutation that has now spread across the world.<p>The exact cause remains to be determined, but scientists do know that eye color began to change long before recorded …

Genealogy

10 Regrets Too Many People Will Have in 10 Years

In the final decade of his life, my grandfather woke up every single day at 7AM, picked a fresh wild flower on his morning walk, and took it to my …

5 Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Optimistic

Are you an optimist or a pessimist? While it may seem like the answer lies within your outlook and attitude toward life, it actually has a lot to do …

Crucial Lessons From My Time In A Monastery

<i>By Gigi Falk, Duke student</i><p>I have focused my meditation in these past days on the art of breathing, as I use my breath to draw every corner of my wandering, sleepy, or agitated mind back into my current moment of existence. By continuously drawing my attention to nothing but the rising and falling …

Meditation

20 Little Habits That Will Help You Live A Better Life

As Aristotle famously said, we are what we do repeatedly. Success and happiness are largely the results of practicing good habits.<p>The most important habits are keystone habits; habits which have positive cascading effects throughout your life. Here are 20 of the most effective, valuable keystone …

Self-awareness

Morning Showers Can Boost Your Mental Health, Here's Why

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

Weight Loss

Video: 10 Creepiest Paranormal Events Caught On Tape

The Wessex Way monster, the eerie Fresno Nightcrawlers, and a sighting of two mysterious men in black. This week we’re taking a look at some of the …

List-Worthy

Bill Maher Compares Trump’s Children to ‘Nazis’

The Real Time host ripped into Trump’s brood, who seem to be pulling the strings in his campaign, as well as his very homophobic VP pick Mike Pence …

A J.R.R. Tolkien poem that just resurfaced after 70 years gives an interesting insight into one of his most powerful characters

In the years between the release of the "The Hobbit" and the first "Lord of the Rings" novel, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a long poem that hasn't been republished in the 70 years since.<p>"The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun" was published in 1945 in the literary journal the Welsh Review.<p>According to The Guardian, …

archatlas: The Ancient Ghost City of Ani Situated on the eastern border of Turkey, across the Akhurian River from Armenia, lies the empty, crumbling site of the once-great metropolis of Ani, known as “the city of a thousand and one churches.” Founded more than 1,600 years ago, Ani was situated on several trade routes, and grew to become a walled city of more than 100,000 residents by the 11th century. In the centuries that followed, Ani and the surrounding region were conquered hundreds of times – Byzantine emperors, Ottoman Turks, Armenians, nomadic Kurds, Georgians, and Russians claimed and reclaimed the area, repeatedly attacking and chasing out residents. By the 1300s, Ani was in steep decline, and it was completely abandoned by the 1700s. Rediscovered and romanticized in the 19th century, the city had a brief moment of fame, only to be closed off by World War I and the later events of the Armenian Genocide that left the region an empty, militarized no-man’s land. The ruins crumbled at the hands of many: looters, vandals, Turks who tried to eliminate Armenian history from the area, clumsy archaeological digs, well-intentioned people who made poor attempts at restoration, and Mother Nature herself. Restrictions on travel to Ani have eased in the past decade, allowing the following photos to be taken. Images and text via (via archatlas)

The skills you should learn if you want to be happy, according to research

"All of the work that we and other colleagues [have done] leads us to this inevitable conclusion ...well-being is fundamentally no different than learning to play the cello," Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin and author of "The Emotional Life …

Happiness

Samuel Beckett, the maestro of failure

Better known for his plays, Beckett felt his prose fiction was his central work, and his fearlessly bleak short stories are among the 20th century’s greatest<p>Fifty years ago, in the summer of 1966, Samuel Beckett wrote a short story called Ping. It begins:<p>All known all white bare white body fixed …

The Craziest Convention Moments You’ve Never Heard Of

Convention history is dotted with dramatic, even farcical, events that have changed the course of politics.<p>A legion of political journalists is heading to Cleveland this month with a sense of anticipation that’s been absent for decades: at long last, a national convention with the prospect that …

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 8: Macon, Georgia, The Road Leads Back To You

<b>On the Future of Wagnerism, Part 8: Macon, Georgia, The Road Leads Back to You</b><p><b>Steve Mass, the Mudd Club, Wagner and Me</b><p><b>by Lawrence D. Mass</b><p><i>"O Wagner, westward bring thy heavenly art, No trifler thou: Siegfried and Wotan be Names for big ballads of the modern heart. Thine ears hear deeper than thine</i> …

The Tree, The Fruit, and The Ladder

Here's a thought that came to me a few days ago and I've pondered it since then.<p>Imagine for a moment that we can represent true spirituality and even the purpose of our existence in this world as a tall tree. High up in the tree is the fruit that we're here to pick and enjoy. It's life changing. …

Spirituality

How Elie Wiesel inspired the Free Soviet Jewry movement

Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, left, and Jewish Agency for Israel Chairman Natan Sharansky, the former Soviet refusenik, at the General Assembly of the …

One Surprisingly Simple Rule that Will Change Your Life

You won’t see this as a news headline, but you should:SOCIETY IS SICK WITH THE DISEASE OF BUSYNESS!Being overbooked has somehow become a badge of …

Nursing

Five health myths reinvestigated

<b>Eat five portions of fruit and veg a day</b><p>The five-a-day campaign has been running, in one form or another, in the UK since 1993. You may not know, however, that in this context, one portion equals 80g. What a nice, neat way, someone thought, of packaging the WHO’s daily recommended fruit-and-veg …

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Charity Gofal warns mental health outcomes 'not improved'

<b>A warning about inconsistencies in mental health patient outcomes has been raised in a charity's report.</b><p>It follows the introduction of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure in 2012 which aims to improve the treatment of people with mental health problems.<p>Since then, Gofal has asked more than 3,600 …

Mental Health

Sydney siege inquest: police radios failed when call to storm cafe was made

Police radios failed as they made the critical call to storm the Lindt Cafe after gunman Man Haron Monis had executed hostage Tori Johnson, an inquest has heard.<p>The official call authorising officers to storm the building never got through, with no movement at the frontline and no confirmation over …

Leaf Is A “Plug N’ Plant” Box To Automatically Grow Pot In Your Home

Marijuana is a sticky subject. Twenty-three states (and D.C) have legalized some form of medical use, but possession, growth and distribution are still illegal in the majority of the United States.<p>However, as is the case with most new industries, slow regulation hasn’t stopped innovation.<p>Leaf, a …

50 of the greatest US travel experiences

Given the ever-so-slightly negative reaction to Donald Trump's election victory, not to mention concerns that some nationalities will face difficulty just getting into the country after January 20, it's safe to say that many will want to make the most of the US before the 45th president takes …

Elderly Chinese Women Are Lying on Hot Rocks to Improve Their Health

It’s quite natural for lizards and snakes to lie on hot rocks in the scorching sun, because they have to thermoregulate, but when middle-aged and …

Elie Wiesel: A Life in Pictures

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